Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Ponder this:

"All the angels differ in species according to the diverse degrees of intellectual nature." (Summa Theologica I, Q. 50, art. 4)

Then shout: "How great Thou art!"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My New Book

"Berkobar-kobar bagi Allah" (Ardent for God) is my new book. It's my fourth book. Praise to God that I could finish it! This book is an introduction to the Carmelite spirituality. This ancient yet always up-dated spirituality has contributed much to the Church and world. In this book I outline some fundamental points of the Carmelite spirituality, namely, contemplation, brotherhood, and ministry. I also introduce the early but constitutive Carmelite history, religious vows and their relation to the daily lives, and in the end I present Mary as our mother and sister.

This book will be available at Karmelindo Publication - Indonesia by July 2009.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


"Who am I?" is a question that always keeps me in the path of humility. It is a very fundamental question for me to know myself well, and therefore to know God well. Knowing who I am and who God is makes me humbled. Then, from this weak and sinful lips of mine come out these simple words, "How great is our God!"

This song by Casting Crowns reminds me again and again who I am and who God is. I'd like to share it with you. Ponder on its lyrics and listen to the song. Praise and worship Him!


Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You're

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
And You've told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who Am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who Am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours